MAGAWEEN: Halloween Spending To Reach Over $9 Billion This Year

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The spending numbers for Halloween keep climbing every year, with an increasing number of Americans feeling comfortable enough to shell out a few extra dollars on costumes and candy to enjoy the spook-tivities.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), Americans will spend upwards of $9 billion this year on Halloween. In 2016, before President Trump had taken office, Halloween spending had fallen down to just $8.4 billion.

The numbers on individual spending have also slightly increased from 2017, with Americans spending $86.79 per person versus last year’s $86.13.

“The NRF estimates that 175 million Americans will partake in Halloween festivities this year,” reports WPRI. “Among those celebrating, 70% plan to hand out candy, 50% will decorate their home or yard, 48% will wear costumes and 32% will throw or attend a party.” – READ MORE

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